Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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DEBT - Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre has trained advisers to offer free advice ranging from simple budgeting to cases of insolvency including Debt Relief Orders, Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Bankruptcy.

To arrange a free confidential interview and see if they can help telephone 01754-811595.

GARDEN - The next meeting of the Burgh Garden Club is on Wednesday, March 27 at the Burgh Baptist Church starting at 7.30 pm.

The guest speaker is Trevor Rogers with his talk “Organic fruit and vegetables, Myth or Reality”.

All will be welcome, refreshments available.

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Group offers support and friendship for those facing loneliness from various circumstances, and prayer is available if desired.

The group also enjoys outings to different venues and guest speakers from time to time.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 10.30am to noon at Burgh Baptist Church.

For more information telephone Margaret on 01754 810081.

TEAR FUND - The International Christian charity Tear Fund will be highlighted in the service today (Sunday, March 24) at 10.30am at Burgh Baptist Church.

After the service an optional “hunger lunch” of soup and a bread roll will be offered with proceeds going to support the charity’s work.

For more details or to confirm attendance of the hunger lunch ring Colin on 01754 811260.

WI - There were three items at the Burgh le Marsh WI annual general meeting.

Mr David Rushby, a solicitor, gave a talk on the making of wills, pointing out the snags to look for when making one.

Then came the AGM with reports from the president, secretary and treasurer.

There are now ten members on the committee and Margaret Pisarska was re-elected as President for another year.

Entertainment was provided by Joy Taylor who talked about Joyce Grenville reading some of her prose.

Competition winner for the poem was M Pisarska, with ‘My wish a Calendar girl I Would like to be’. The runners-up were A Chatterton and J Smith.

Flower of the month winners were 1, M Pisarska, and A Chatterton.

The winners for the year in the competitions were - Blooms , 1, Mary Barnes; 2, Jane Dinsdale; 3, Pamela Vessey; and Competitions , Margaret Pisarska, Audrey Chatterton and Linda Swatton.

YOUTH GROUPS - Burgh Baptist Church’s youth programs offer weekday fun for all ages.

Impact chills out on Mondays at 6.30pm for year six and up. Kings Club meets on Tuesdays at 6pm for reception to year five, and Little Treasures parents and toddlers gather on Thursdays at 1.30pm.

Newcomers are always warmly welcomed to any of these groups.

For more details contact Colin on 01754 811260.

PALM - The Methodist, Parish and Baptist churches of Burgh will gather together for a joint service to mark Palm Sunday at the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul tonight (Sunday, March 24) at 6pm.

All are welcome to attend this occasion of reflection and celebration.

PLANNING - The Town Council will this week be holding a planning committee meeting with a public session for residents to comment on, and complete consultation forms for, the onshore electrical infrastructure component of the RWE npower renewables Triton Knoll Wind Farm proposal.

The event will take place on Friday, March 22 at 6pm in the Wesley Community Room, Burgh Methodist Church, Jackson’s Lane.

Consultation forms are also available from the Library and Spar store in Burgh. Forms are due in to RWE by 5pm on Tuesday, April 5.